Indigenous People’s Day

Monday, October 12 is Indigenous People's Day, holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October, and is an official city and state holiday in various localities. It began as a counter-celebration held on the same day as the U.S. federal holiday of Columbus Day, which honors Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. Indigenous People's Day was instituted in Berkeley, California, in 1992, to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas, and has been adopted as an official holiday by municipalities across the country.


Woman and child art
From Ben Pease's 2019 painting, Wherein Lies the Beauty of Life, one of several contemporary works featured in the exhibition Apsáalooke Women and Warriors.